The Kind of Love that is Building His Church
Jan22

The Kind of Love that is Building His Church

In a world where morality is falling like dead leaves in the winter words just don’t carry the weight necessary to communicate properly. Our actions are our only guarantee to others of the definition we give to our words. We have tried adding descriptive words to the word LOVE like radical, raw, extreme and the new one “epic” to assure others that we offer a better product. But this society is tired of commercials. Just like those...

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The Blunted Spear The Folly of Misguided Ministry Methods by Wes Schoel
Nov27

The Blunted Spear The Folly of Misguided Ministry Methods by Wes Schoel

I’ve fought a lot of spiritual battles in my life. Sometimes I’ve fought those battles while I was alone. But usually, I fought those battles with several or even many believers standing with me. I’ve seen a few defeats, none of which could be blamed on God. Rather it was human weakness, fear, doubt and unbelief that brought about the loss. But I’ve also witnessed a lot of victories. These came because God’s people stood in...

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Forming Healthy Community in Church on the Go by Michael Rose
Nov13

Forming Healthy Community in Church on the Go by Michael Rose

I used to believe that before we could reach out to others we had to have our own house (read church) in order. And while this is partially true, the reality remains we will never see our church in perfect order and this being the case, we will never leave the four walls of our community to reach out to others. The tragic thing is this cycle feeds on itself, denaturing community, turning us inward and often in on each other! Healthy...

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The Fellowship of His Sufferings: Jump in, Don’t Toss a Life-Saver! by Steve Crosby
Oct29

The Fellowship of His Sufferings: Jump in, Don’t Toss a Life-Saver! by Steve Crosby

In a materialistic Christian culture that has been brainwashed by a prosperity-bless-me false gospel, the idea of suffering as part of normal Christian life, is as foreign as finding bacon served at a bar mitzvah. It seems like on the one extreme we can glorify suffering like medieval flagellants, wearing adversity like a spiritual merit badge. On the other hand, we can think the devil is after us if we experience anything that dares...

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Warning: The World is Watching How Christians Treat Each Other by Frank Viola
Sep10

Warning: The World is Watching How Christians Treat Each Other by Frank Viola

Recently, someone asked me the following question. “Frank, if I had to summarize your ministry, it would be that Jesus is more than we ever imagined and we can learn to live by His life which is evidenced by treating others the way we want to be treated. Would you say that this is accurate?” My answer: “Yes, that sums it up well.” These two themes are underscored and unpacked in Revise Us Again, Jesus Manifesto, and Beyond...

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